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Newsline: Nepal to summon Indian, EU ambassadors over ‘inappropriate’ statement

Nepal Deputy Prime Minister CP Mainali said that the government would seek clarification from the ambassadors of India and European Union regarding the joint statement issued by India and European Union. Nepal had hit out at the India- EU joint statement that referred to the need for an “inclusive Constitutional settlement” in the country, saying it was “uncalled for” and has hurt people’s sentiments. Mainali, who was speaking at an interaction organised at the Reporters’ Club today, claimed that the joint statement issued by the European Union and India over the reference to Nepal and its new Constitution was inappropriate. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will summon ambassadors of India and European Union within a couple of days and seek clarification from them,’ The Himalayan Times quoted Mainali as saying. India and the European Union pledged continued support to Nepal in its reconstruction efforts following the devastating earthquakes in 2015, including capacity building and long term development, said a joint statement issued after 13th India-EU Summit in Brussels. “They also agreed on the need for a lasting and inclusive Constitutional settlement in Nepal that will address the remaining Constitutional issues in a time bound manner, and promote political stability and economic growth,” the statement said.



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